Dodge Challenger + Morgan Plus 8 - the cars that got away

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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Dodge Challenger + Morgan Plus 8 - the cars that got away
Dodge Challenger R/T convertible

Dodge Challenger R/T Convertible – November 2004

A decade ago, Chrysler-made muscle-cars were rarely seen in Australia; even at display days. Something like this R/T Challenger convertible was super-scarce and would have stood out from the more common Mustangs and Camaros. But maybe its difference from the mob was a disadvantage. Only 1070 R/T soft-tops were made for the 1970 North American production year and survivors are very scarce. Authenticity matters as well and we’re not sure what drive-train this car came with, however US values suggest it should today crack six figures. 

Then $52,000 Now $100 -110,000

Morgan Plus 8 – April 1985

Morgan isn’t the oldest car company in existence but it is the most consistent. Body frames are still made from wood and the shape hasn’t changed a lot in 60 years. The big move came in 1968 when Morgan’s first V8 was built; bringing new levels of excitement to traditional sports-car motoring. Plus 8s came to Australia in decent quantities as new cars and stocks have been supplemented by recent imports. This one was most likely a local delivery and typically priced. Morgan still builds V8s but the rising cost of a new one has helped boost demand and values of early cars.

Then $28,000 Now $80 -100,000

 

(Unique Cars mag 382)

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